Time to Shine - Youth Arts Award Index

It is the vision of Time To Shine to support all Scotland’s children and young people to flourish and achieve in and through the arts and creativity.

For some young people with a particular interest in the arts, realising their ambition means developing a particular artistic skill to a certain recognised standard – perhaps leading to a career in the arts and the creative industries. For others, the arts will uncover personal qualities that will help them grow confidently as citizens and lead towards realising ambitions in their lives that may lie elsewhere.

Either way, recognising progression through an established awards-based scheme can be an excellent way to support a young person in attaining goals and ambitions through crediting achievement.

This Youth Arts Award Index has therefore been produced to act as a guide for youth arts providers who may want to offer such a chance for young people to gain an award as part of their youth arts activity.

The document offers a summary of awards schemes currently available in Scotland for arts activities. Each summary includes details of what the award entails and what young people will have to do, where and if it fits into the Scottish Qualification Framework, and contact details for each organisation to help you and the young people you work with decide which award best fits their needs.

As well as this there is information on what your organisation will need to do to offer the award.


Time to Shine - Youth Arts Award Index

View and download the Index in pdf format.

Please note that Creative Scotland is not affiliated to any of the awards providers detailed and provides this document for guidance purposes only.